Report Fraudulent Job Offer

Be Aware of Scams and Fake Job Offers

We have recently become aware of fraudulent job offers sent to unsuspecting job seekers using ‘Southwest Key Programs’ name and logo. These fake job offers are designed to trick you into providing your personal and financial information or paying money for a job that does not exist.

Please be advised that Southwest Key Programs does not send unsolicited job offers by email or text, nor do we ask for any money or fees from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. All legitimate job opportunities with Southwest Key Programs are posted on our website: www.southwestkey.org. We also do not use third-party recruiters or agents to hire staff.

How to Identify a Fake Job Offer

Some of the signs that a job offer is fake or fraudulent are:

  • The job offer is sent from a non-Southwest Key Programs email address, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail.
  • The job offer asks you to reply to an email address different from the one that sent the offer.
  • The job offer does not mention the job’s specific position, location, or duties.
  • The job offer promises a high salary, benefits, or perks that are too good to be true.
  • The job offer asks you to provide personal or financial information, such as your bank account, credit card, or social security number.
  • The job offer may require paying for a visa, work permit, travel expenses, or training.
  • The job offer asks you to download or open an attachment that may contain malware or viruses.
What to Do If You Receive a Fake Job Offer

If you receive a fake or fraudulent job offer using the Southwest Key Program name or logo, please do not respond or provide any information to the sender. Instead, please report it to Southwest Key by forwarding the email to [email protected].

If you have already responded to a fake job offer or provided any information or money to the sender, please get in touch with your local law enforcement authorities and your bank or credit card company as soon as possible. If you suspect a job offer is a scam, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/job-scams or your local authorities.

We apologize for any inconvenience or distress caused by these scams. We are working with the relevant authorities to stop them and protect our reputation and the public. We appreciate your cooperation and vigilance in this matter. Stay safe and innovative in your job search, and don’t let scammers take advantage of you. And remember, if you need help finding a legitimate job, we’re here for you.

Thank you for your interest in working with Southwest Key Programs.